Which piece of public art was paid for by S106 contributions from the development of Enviro 21?

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Dear Hastings Borough Council,

According to this document: http://publicaccess.hastings.gov.uk/onli..., the developers ('Coastal Innovation Ltd') of the Enviro 21 business park on Queensway were required, within 4 months of the start of the development, to submit a proposal for the employment of an artist, and the installation of one or more pieces of public art, to a cost of between 0.9% and 1.1% of the total cost of the development.

The development started some years ago, and the first units were completed by 2010.

I would like to know which piece of public art in Hastings was funded with S106 contributions from the developer of Enviro 21. I also wish to see documents provided to HBC by the developer to prove that the amount spent on the artwork was between 0.9% and 1.1% of the development cost.

Yours faithfully,

Andrea Needham

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Dear Ms Needham,
 
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According to this document:
[2]http://publicaccess.hastings.gov.uk/onli...,
the developers ('Coastal Innovation Ltd')  of the Enviro 21 business park
on Queensway were required, within 4 months of the start of the
development, to submit a proposal for the employment of an artist, and the
installation of one or more pieces of public art, to a cost of between
0.9% and 1.1% of the total cost of the development.
 
The development started some years ago, and the first units were completed
by 2010.
 
I would like to know which piece of public art in Hastings was funded with
S106 contributions from the developer of Enviro 21.  I also wish to see
documents provided to HBC by the developer to prove that the amount spent
on the artwork was between 0.9% and 1.1% of the development cost.
 
 
There is no piece of public art funded from the Section 106 public art
requirement for the development of the Enviro 21 business park on
Queensway.
 
An artist was employed by the developer to produce public art proposals
for the site. These proposals were prepared for the client, but further
action to deliver them or any alternative scheme is pending.
 
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Dear Information Officer,

Thank you for your helpful response. I would like to ask a supplementary question.
In the S106 agreement in question (http://tinyurl.com/lam3efh), it states (point 7) that the developer has to install the piece of public art 'prior to the first beneficial occupation' of the site (Enviro 21), or 'at such other later time as may be approved by the council'.

The first beneficial occupation of the site was in early 2011, so clearly that deadline has long passed. My further question therefore is this: did the council give its approval for the installation of the piece of public art to be delayed, how long was the delay allowed to be, and can I see the document in which such a delay was authorised?

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Needham

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

Thank you for contacting us.
 
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with according to the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the
timescale for response may be extended to 40 days.
 
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can be accessed via a 'Quick Hit' direct link from the site's home page
and contains advice about how to make a request for information.
 
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and links to information published by services on the site, is available
in the A to Z of Services area which can also be accessed via a 'Quick
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With Kind Regards
 
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
01424 451066
[2]www.hastings.gov.uk
 
 
 

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Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

Dear Ms Needham

Thank you for your supplementary question dated 28th January 2015 in relation to your Freedom of Information Request 15/002.

Q - Did the council give its approval for the installation of the piece of public art to be delayed, how long was the delay allowed to be, and can I see the document in which such a delay was authorised?

A - Hastings Borough Council has not agreed the delay.

With Kind Regards
Lisa Greathead
Information Officer

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